2021 ICD-10-CM Code S11.02

Open wound of trachea

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S11.02 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of trachea. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S11.02
Short Description:Open wound of trachea
Long Description:Open wound of trachea

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Open wound of trachea

Header codes like S11.02 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for open wound of trachea:

  • S11.021 - Laceration without foreign body of trachea
  • S11.021A - Laceration without foreign body of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.021D - Laceration without foreign body of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.021S - Laceration without foreign body of trachea, sequela
  • S11.022 - Laceration with foreign body of trachea
  • S11.022A - Laceration with foreign body of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.022D - Laceration with foreign body of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.022S - Laceration with foreign body of trachea, sequela
  • S11.023 - Puncture wound without foreign body of trachea
  • S11.023A - Puncture wound without foreign body of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.023D - Puncture wound without foreign body of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.023S - Puncture wound without foreign body of trachea, sequela
  • S11.024 - Puncture wound with foreign body of trachea
  • S11.024A - Puncture wound with foreign body of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.024D - Puncture wound with foreign body of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.024S - Puncture wound with foreign body of trachea, sequela
  • S11.025 - Open bite of trachea
  • S11.025A - Open bite of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.025D - Open bite of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.025S - Open bite of trachea, sequela
  • S11.029 - Unspecified open wound of trachea
  • S11.029A - Unspecified open wound of trachea, initial encounter
  • S11.029D - Unspecified open wound of trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S11.029S - Unspecified open wound of trachea, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S11.02:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)